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What Caribbean coasts can tell us about the future of climate change

Today's climate change is driving geological changes such as coastal erosion and expansion of arid areas. It is also threatening our planet. Such dramatic climate changes happened before in the planet's history. These past events may teach us to forecast what the ongoing events are... click to read more

  • Lucas Vimpere | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Earth and environmental sciences section, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 3872
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 28, 2021
Designer corals shine a bright light on the future of coral reefs

Our climate is warming rapidly and this poses the greatest threat to coral reefs. Climate change not only causes a gradual increase in average water temperatures, but also an increased frequency, intensity and duration of summer heat waves. Over the last five years, three heat... click to read more

  • Madeleine JH van Oppen | Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor at School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB #3, Townsville, QLD 4810, Australia
  • Patrick Buerger | Postdoctoral Fellow at School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform, Land & Water, Black Mountain, ACT 2601, Australia
Views 3220
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 27, 2021
A rapidly changing ocean is alarming for fisheries sustainability

Our oceans support millions of people's livelihoods and well-being. Marine fisheries connect the vast ocean space and the world's fish markets, providing fish and other seafood on our tables. Today's drastic climate change is threatening fisheries worldwide, because the marine ecosystem is responding to climate-induced... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 22, 2021
Can coral reef islands survive sea level rise?

Sea-level rise will expose coastal communities around the world to increasingly destructive coastal erosion and flooding. This is especially true for coral reef islands, which are low elevation accumulations of loose sand and gravel that have become populated throughout the tropics. For atoll nations like... click to read more

  • Eddie Beetham | Coastal scientist at Tonkin and Taylor International Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gerd Masselink | Professor of Coastal Geomorphology at School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Paul Kench | Professor of Earth Science at Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Views 4952
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 21, 2020
More droughts, more war?

Historically, violent conflicts tend to predominantly erupt in bad years, when droughts, floods, or heatwaves put the functioning of societies to the test. Does this mean that violent conflicts will become more frequent as extreme weather becomes increasingly common, globally, because of climate change? While each... click to read more

Views 3936
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 14, 2020